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Brachypterous Sciaridae, southwest France
Paul Hoekstra
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Posted on 06-12-2021 21:42

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Is there any literature to identify brachypterous female Sciaridae? Which genus could this be?

Pitfall, 25-28 May 2021, Southwest France.
Tony Irwin
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To me this looks like Epidapus. Menzel and Mohrig (1999) Revision der pal├Ąarktischen Trauerm├╝cken (Diptera: Sciaridae). Studia Dipterologica Supplement 6 is the standard work for identifying European genera and species groups.
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Paul Hoekstra
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Posted on 07-12-2021 21:31

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Thank you for your help! I had a look at Menzel & Mohrig, the numbering in the keys is very different to what I am used to. To reach Epidapus in the generic key,, you should follow (1)-2, 4, 9, 15, 19 ,35, (41)-42, 43?

Unfortunately the key to the species of Epidapus is based on males. So I'll have to try to catch a male.
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